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3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape B1520

3M Product Number B1520
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  • 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated medium density purple foam tape
  • Designed to meet basic print needs for short runs and frequent changeovers
  • Ideal for printing combinations of solids and process with halftone dots
  • Securely bonds flexographic photopolymer plate to print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing
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Attribute Name
Value
Brand
Cushion-Mount™
Color Family
Purple
Overall Length (Imperial)
36 yd
Overall Length (Metric)
32.918 m
Overall Thickness (Imperial)
20 mil
Overall Thickness (Metric)
0.508 mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
18 in
Overall Width (Metric)
457.2 mm
Product Color
Purple
Size (Imperial)
36 yd x 18 in x 20 mil, 18 in x 36 yd
Size (Metric)
32.918 m x 457.2 mm x 0.508 mm, 457.2 mm x 32.918 m
Details
  • 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated medium density purple foam tape
  • Designed to meet basic print needs for short runs and frequent changeovers
  • Ideal for printing combinations of solids and process with halftone dots
  • Securely bonds flexographic photopolymer plate to print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing
  • Air release feature allows air to escape from between the tape and plate
  • Purple foam color indicates the medium density foam
  • Grooves in the adhesive are created by a cross-hatch pattern from the release liner
  • Flexible design for use with thin-walled sleeves
  • Value sized rolls

3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape B1520 is designed for mounting flexographic print plates to cylinders or sleeves, particularly the price-conscious challenges of short runs and frequent changeovers. This purple plate mounting sticky back foam tape provides high quality medium combination print.

Bubble Free Flexographic Plate Mounting
3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape B1520 features the air-release plate-side technology of the 3M™ Comply™ Adhesive System for easy application with virtually no air bubbles and more consistent print quality. This 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated medium density purple foam tape is ideal for high quality medium combination print and securely bonds the flexographic photopolymer plate to the print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing. This flexographic plate mounting tape has no reinforcement layer so it can expand and contract on thin-walled sleeves, which also helps decrease air bubbles.

Recommended Applications

  • Mounting photopolymer plates to flexographic printing cylinders and sleeves
  • Price conscious applications such as short runs and frequent changeovers
  • Used in combination, process and solid printing processes
  • 3M sticky back tapes are designed for wide-web presses to print film or paper for flexible packaging industry

3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape B1520 is constructed with engineered acrylic adhesives for 20 mil applications. The adhesive on the linered (plate) side of the tape is designed for mounting photopolymer plates. The adhesive on the non-linered (sleeve/cylinder) side is designed for mounting to flexographic printing cylinders or sleeves.

On Easy with Reduced Air Entrapment
Unlike flat or pebbled liners, B-Series liners are crosshatched. This imprints unique microchannels into the adhesive that allow air to flow throughout the adhesive. Air bubbles disappear from between the tape and plate for virtually bubble-free plate mounting. Setup is faster with smoother surfaces for cleaner print quality and higher productivity. The adhesive maintains tight contact with reduced edge lifting.

Understanding Flexographic Plate Mounting Tapes
3M flexographic plate mounting tapes are highly engineered to provide very tight caliper tolerance to allow flexographic printers to use tape from different manufacturing lots and keep tight print registration. The compressible foam will withstand long and high-speed print runs.

Keep the Presses Running and your Customers Coming Back
For decades, 3M products have been at work in paper mills and printing plants helping to improve the quality of the work that goes out and the efficiency of how it gets done. From paper web splicing to plate mounting and packaging the finished job, you can rely on 3M for solutions and service throughout your operation.

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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

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